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The Red Letter Plays - In the Blood & Fucking A

The Red Letter Plays - In the Blood & Fucking A $17.99

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Suzan-Lori Parks

Published by Theatre Communications

Large Mixed Cast
In the Blood and Fucking A are two haunting riffs on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

Hester La Negrita of In the Blood is an unapologetic mother of five illegitimate children - "my treasures, my five joys" - who practices writing the alphabet to help herself to "one day get a leg up"

But the letter A is as far as she gets

Hester Smith of Fucking A works the only job available - abortionist to the lower class, in order to save for a reunion picnic with her imprisoned son

Her branded A bleeds afresh every time a patient comes to see her

These are two mature, beautifully crafted, inventive and poetic plays by one of the most unique voices writing for the stage today

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